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There’s more to fitness than you’d think

How does it feel to be fit? How do you know if you’re fit or not?

We tend to define fitness on two levels. First impression is based on looks, and does carry some weight, as healthy appearance and muscular trim arguably point to the right direction.

Beyond the surface, we typically look into exercise habits. How often and for how long a person tends to exercise, and how tired he or she is as a result, is a clear measure of endurance.

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Sleep more, perform better

 

News flash: you too are sleep deprived. And no, not just today. It’s chronic.

Sleep deprivation decreases your ability to perform in sports and carry out demanding tasks. It is extremely hard to stay focused, think positively, and stick to healthy habits when tired.

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Are You Overtraining?



Are You Overtraining? 

The biggest problem in sport is not overtraining, but overreaction to fatigue and improper management. Fatigue is not the enemy, but an important part of the training process. Without fatigue, the body has no reason to adapt and get better, so fatigue is a necessary part of the equation. Fatigue is not a simple reaction to training and competition; it is a complex array of responses that trigger changes to different organs and systems of the body. Scientists and coaches have debated the causes and methods that best measure fatigue for years, and solutions in recovery have been even less agreed on. In this article we will fully explain overtraining, from the response after a CrossFit workout to an entire season of an athlete who is struggling to get out of a hole.

 

The Super-compensation Model and Recovery

 

 

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